The Boston Red Sox have confirmed that Ben Cherington will stand in as new General Manager following the departure of Theo Epstein. Cherington, 37, grew up in Meriden, NH and pitched for two seasons at Amherst College. After landing an internship with the Red Sox, he worked his way up the organization for the next 14 years. Cherington has previously worked as a scout, co-GM with Jed Hoyer when Epstein briefly stepped down in 2005, and assistant GM.
The Cubs franchise officially introduced Epstein as their president of baseball operations earlier this morning. Theo expects plenty of challenges to come in Chicago, as the team hasn’t won a title in 103 years. “Baseball is best of all when you win. That’s why I’m here today,” he stated at his first press conference as a member of the Cubs. “We won’t rest until there is a steady stream of talent” More Red Sox offseason updates to come!